Shake on a new career
New year, new career. Yes, this could be the year you change jobs or get the skills and training you need for your dream career.
If you are feeling stuck in your current role, but overwhelmed at the thought of leaving it, it might be because you are not quite sure what you would rather be doing.
You need to ask yourself what is important to you, what your values are and what you enjoy doing. Then, you need to look at how all these desires could be fulfilled in a new career.
Whatever stage of life you are at, it is important you find a job that excites, inspires and motivates you.
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Do you still feel like you never achieved what you set out to?
Even if you are closer to 50 than 20, there is nothing to stop you striking out in a new direction – or signing up for some training that will help lead you there.
Most people in "mid-life" feel more inspired than retired, so if you are sitting there twiddling your thumbs and wondering what to do next, you are not alone – one in five others are seriously contemplating a career change to fulfil a lifetime job ambition.
Some people decide they want to turn their hobby into money. One of the most sought-after careers is landscape gardening, particularly for those who have been in an office for most of their working lives.
No matter what you choose as your next career path, one thing is central to success – believing in yourself and that you can make this change.
Armed with the right advice and determination, people have every chance of getting the jobs they want.
Finding out about the opportunities that might be of interest and talking to people in the know, such as careers advisers, about what is out there, are important in the early stages of planning a career change
Getting a good CV together and improving your skills are vital, too. It is all about mak- ing yourself more employable.
These days, there is a range of courses out there to help prepare you for a different job.
Often you can learn at a time and place to suit you.
When thinking about a career change, think about where you want to be in five years' time.
How important is your work/life balance? Do you have family or other commitments to consider?
Consider, too, the aspects of your current job you particularly enjoy as well as dislike, to help you focus on what's important to you for your next role.
If there is something you have always wanted to do, this is the year to fulfil that dream.